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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Food Politics from Mark Bittman

Ever since he retired from his minimalist column Bittman has been on the warpath about the crap food many Americans eat. The most recent one has a couple of real nuggets:

The goal is not universal veganism, which is pie-in-the-sky; it’s health and sustainability

The truly healthy alternative to that chip is not a fake chip; it’s a carrot. Likewise, the alternative to sausage is not vegan sausage; it’s less sausage. This is really all pretty simple.

The eating for one or 6 billion article is good, too:

“Revolutionary” diet books flood the market this time of year, promising a life changed permanently and for the better — yes, in just 10 to 30 days! — but, as everyone knows, the key to eating better begins with a diet of real food. The problem is, real food is cooked by real people — you! — and real people are cooking less than ever before.

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